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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2024: Power and Domination

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Charles Masquelier (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


Many social theorists place power relations at the core of their analysis of society. Their goal is to make explicit those relations, understand their influence on society at large, and highlight the experiences of oppression they give rise to. In doing so, they equip us with the conceptual tools required for understanding how power manifests itself and how processes of marginalisation and discrimination operate in society, with the intention of moving towards social justice and, at times, even imagining a world stripped of structures of domination. In this module you will discuss a broad range of theoretical approaches, each offering both a different emphasis on power and the structures of domination associated with it and a different set of conceptual tools for engaging critically with the world around us.

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